Effects of Therapist Behavior on the Treatment of Depressed Adolescents
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Conditions||depression, depressive disorder, dysthymic disorder|
|Treatment||cognitive behavioral therapy|
|Phase||phase 1/phase 2|
|Sponsor||University of Denver|
|Collaborator||National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)|
|Start date||February 2003|
|End date||June 2005|
|Trial size||40 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT00073359, DSIR CT-S, R21 MH65988, R21MH065988|
The purpose of this study is to identify and evaluate therapist behaviors that affect how well and how long adolescent patients stay in treatment for depression.
|Endpoint classification||efficacy study|
|Intervention model||single group assignment|
Male or female participants from 13 years up to 18 years old.
Inclusion Criteria: - Major depression or dysthymic disorder - Referred by school Exclusion Criteria: - Comorbid psychosis, bipolar disorder, or mental retardation
|Official title||Engagement and Alliance in CBT for Depressed Adolescents|
|Description||Early patient drop out, sporadic attendance, and minimal participation have hindered the development and administration of effective treatments for adolescent depression. Adolescents who do not receive adequate exposure to active treatment are unlikely to benefit from experimentally supported treatments. Certain therapist behaviors may influence the attendance, drop-out, and overall participation of adolescents with depression. This study will evaluate the effect of engagement interventions and alliance on attendance, participation, completion, and outcome in depressed adolescents. Participants in this study will have 12 weekly sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) at a school-based health clinic. Audio recordings from the completed CBT sessions will be replayed and evaluated to identify therapist engagement interventions, therapy alliance, and treatment participation.|
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